Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.
The news that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis raises a series of questions that must be answered urgently. Let's begin with trying to understand what happened. And so we should ask: Did Pope Francis know who Kim Davis is? Was he aware of the consequences that were sure to follow his meeting with her?
Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called "the pope of the poor." But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation -- the world's largest economy.
In 2007, Congress declared September to be America's National Bourbon Heritage Month--so it's time to get sipping.
As the mother of a young man with high-functioning autism, my mission each school year has been to make sure my son avoids being restrained. With my son being in the general education population since first grade, this has been a special challenge.
Kim Davis should not be mentioned in the same article as Martin Luther King Jr, yet SE Cupp and Loconte did just that, "Martin Luther King Jr.'s entire campaign of civil disobedience was based on the belief that citizens owed allegiance to the "natural law" -- a moral law higher than that of any civil authority.
It's understandable why the national media is having such an easy time misrepresenting the residents of this small town. Since there seems to be much confusion, I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight:
Kim Davis has every right to believe as she does. That's America; people of all colors, creeds and sexual orientations being able to express their different beliefs through the freedom of speech. But what she does not have the right to do is impede on the rights of any other American based on her personal convictions.
I practice my religion to the fullest within the protections of the freedoms of our country. But, where I differ with those who would deprive gay Americans of their personal and religious freedom - including the right of marriage - is that my belief or practice does not impinge on the rights of others.
Governor John Kasich (R - OH) worries that the Kentucky spectacle of Christian extremism will turn people away from religion. He is right to worry. I am disgusted by the un-American, hypocritical, mean-spirited rallies and shows of support for Kim Davis.
Kentucky rightly lays claim as the heart of bourbon country. More bourbon distilleries are located here than anywhere else in the country. But which bottles to buy? And why?
This is not Kim Davis's situation. The state has not put her to a choice: Obey God's law or man's. If she truly believes that she cannot reconcile her responsibilities as an elected official with her interpretation of the Bible, then she is duty-bound to resign from office.
Presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has come out in support of homophobic Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, but his support for her contradicts his own language from just a few years ago.
Davis and her supporters, whether out of ignorance or willfulness, have completely distorted the Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and, in our system of government, the Supreme Court has the final say as to what the Constitution means.
Kim Davis may be deluded, shrewd or both. Whatever her motives, the thrice-divorced upholder of godly marriage is small beer. The real trouble is brewing in the Republican presidential field.
At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women's suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself.